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Centre allocates Rs. 1,804 Crore grant to Kerala under Jal Jeevan Mission to make provision of tap water supply to every home

 THIRUANATHPURAM:To translate the Prime Minister  Narendra Modi’s vision of ensuring clean tap water to every household by 2024, Union government has increased the Central grant to Kerala under the Jal Jeevan Mission in the year 2021-22 to Rs 1,804.59 Crore, which was Rs 404.24 Crore in 2020-21.

Union Minister, Jal Shakti,  Gajendra Singh Shekhawat while approving this more than four-fold increase in allocation has assured full assistance to the State for making provision of tap water supply in every rural home by 2023.

In Kerala, on 15th August 2019, at the time of launch of Jal Jeevan Mission, out 67.14 lakh households, only 16.64 lakh (24.78%) households had tap water supply. In the last 22 months, 6.36 lakh households in the State have been provided tap water connections.

 

 

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